Today's Sports

  • Bethel stays unbeaten, captures...

     It’s been a storybook senior season for West Brunswick wrestler Jacary Bethel.

    The 170-pound reigning eastern regional champion continued his stellar 2017-18 campaign with a pair of individual tournament titles in the last two weekends.

    Jacary Bethel captured the 170-pound weight division title at the Bulldog Brawl on Jan. 20-21 at St. Pauls High School in Robeson County and the 18th Boneyard Bash championship in the same weight class at Jack Britt High School on Jan. 12-13.

  • Williamson resigns as West...

     Kelly Williamson has resigned as West Brunswick’s head football coach.

    Williamson resigned Monday, Jan. 22, he told the Beacon Tuesday afternoon.

    He had worked as the Trojans’ head football coach since 2015, replacing former head coach Bob Hanna.

    “I’m just looking for some other opportunities,” Williamson said. “I appreciate the time I spent at West Brunswick with the kids and the families I got to know. I appreciate the community support. That’s really it.”

  • PHOTOS: Coastal Race Productions...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from Coastal Race Productions' Day 1 Run. 

  • Rest and relaxation away from...

     Editor’s Note: Please email Darren deMaille at tenmindoctor@aol.com with any local happenings that pertain to the game of golf.


  • West Brunswick’s Bellamy...

    Most kids spent the winter holiday break unwrapping gifts and showing their buddies what they received through Snapchat,

    For West Brunswick freshman Jesse Bellamy, he spent several days in New Orleans competing against some of the best underclassmen football players in the country in the All-American Bowl in New Orleans.

    Bellamy, who helped West Brunswick’s junior varsity football team finish with a record-setting 9-1 record this past season, was selected to compete in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

  • “Polar Splash” scheduled in...

    The Spring Lake Shiver Polar Splash is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, in Boiling Spring Lakes. The event, which will take place at Spring Lake, raises money for the Jack Helbig Foundation. The money raised through the event will be used for children’s water safety programs. All participants and last-minute registrants should arrive at noon and the splash is scheduled for 1 p.m. Teams and family-friendly costumes are encouraged. You can register for the splash at raceentry.com or jackhelbig.org. Event organizers hope to make the Polar Splash an annual event.

  • Sports Briefs

     Calabash Lions to host bowling event

    The Calabash Lions Club will host a bowling event Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. at Little River Lanes. Cost is $20 and includes three games of bowling, a light lunch and surprises. To enter, call Joe Arace at 368-1289 or Irwin Siegelwax at 209-6170.


    Local First Tee offering PLAYER Card

  • PHOTOS: Fun in the snow

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's snow day. 

  • A roaring start to the 2018 NFL...

    If the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs was a precursor for the final four weekends of play this season, boy, we’re in for quite the treat. Of the four Wild Card Round games played this past Saturday and Sunday, three of the four games came down to the final possession, while the other contest wasn’t decided until the four-minute mark of the final period.

    Let’s take an in-depth look at all four games from the first weekend of playoff action.


    Tennessee Titans 22, Kansas City Chiefs 21

  • Winter storm wreaks havoc on...

    A winter weather storm that closed Brunswick County Schools for multiple days threw a wrench in the winter sports schedules.

    The West Brunswick High School varsity basketball teams were scheduled to play a pair of Mideastern Conference games upon returning to school Jan. 3, but both games were canceled as a result of the snow and ice that fell on parts of the county.